87-year-old with ALS goes skydiving

- TOOELE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The ice bucket challenge has helped raise millions of dollars for the fight against ALS.

On Saturday, a woman dealing with the disease was given an incredible day by her family.

“She's braver than the rest of us,” said Larry Cooper, the son of Gleness Cooper.

87-Year-Old Gleness Cooper was diagnosed with ALS last April.

For years she's wanted to skydive.

To celebrate her life, her family brought her out to the Tooele Airport.

She was given a quick lesson, suited up, and then hopped on a plane.

Once she reached the proper altitude, Gleness hopped out with her partner.

They soared through the sky, eventually landing safely and giving a thumbs-up to her family.

As part of the jump, her family agreed to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

“We challenge everyone to please donate what you can to help out this cause, said Larry Cooper. “It's pretty important because it's a disease that not many people know about.”

To learn more about ALS, or donate to the fight against the disease, visit www.alsa.org

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